Topics in Child & Adolescent Medicine, Women’s Health, and Geriatrics, Western Caribbean Cruise Conference, Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale, FL : December 16 - 23, 2018
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Topics in Child & Adolescent Medicine, Women's Health, and Geriatrics

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Florida
December 16 - 23, 2018

Royal Caribbean's  Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Attorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Dementia vs. Depression (diagnosis/management)
    • Distinguish between dementia and depression.
    • Identify the main causes of dementia and apply appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategies.
    • Utilize the Alzheimer''s Association Pocketcard App for an updated easily accessible resource in primary care settings.
    • Recognize and manage depression in older patients.
  2. Delirium (prevention, diagnosis, management)
    • Apply the Confusion Assessment Method to diagnose delirium
    • Identify and treat underlying causes of delirium
    • Maximize use of non-pharmachologic approaches to delirium
  3. Critical Geriatric Perspectives: Frailty,Debility, and the Importance of Functional Assessment
    • Define debility and frailty.
    • Identify the different functions included in Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activites of Daily Living.
    • How to utilize the health care team to assist your patients maximize functional status.
  4. Geriatric Physical Assessment:What is Normal and What is Not
    • Recognize the challenges to a quality geriatric physical examination.
    • Distinguish between clinical signs of normal aging and pathological findings in physical examination through a photographic review.
  5. Successful Aging-How to Stay Sharp and Fit as the Birthdays fly by
    • Discover top tips for keeping a sharp mind and body for yourself and your aging patients.
  6. Polypharmacy: More is not Better
    • Recognize polypharmacy and prioritize treatment medications
    • Select practical regimens for improved medication compliance.
    • Employ geriatric prescribing prinicples such as "start low and go slow" to lessen adverse outcomes.
  7. Preventative Care for Older Patients: Get your shots and don't fall!
    • Implement current adult immunization schedule for older patients
    • Analyze the root cause of falls and implement appropriate preventative strategies.
  8. Common Childhood Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Identify an approach to evaluate and manage infants/children with fever
    • Describe bacterial and viral illnesses of the respiratory tree with a focus on epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
    • List the characteristic features and describe the clinical courses of common exanthems.
  9. Health Risk Assessment and Prevention in Childhood
    • Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized procedures, including standardized protocols to screen child and adolescent patients
    • Evaluate current clinical practices for alignment with updated evidence-based clinical preventive guidelines from the AAP and USPSTF.
    • Develop a strategy to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  10. Adolescent Immunizations
    • Identify available vaccine administration strategies and resources, available patient education resources, vaccine alert systems, and current immunization schedules.
    • Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized vaccine administration procedures, including standardized protocols to screen for immunizations during patient encounters.
    • Counsel patients, and parents of children, using available patient education resources and motivational interviewing about vaccine safety and efficacy.
    • Participate in available childhood immunization programs, and administer using a standardized process.
  11. HPV: Prevention and Management
    • Discuss the role of HPV in cancer
    • Review the available strategies for HPV prevention
    • Apply USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical dysplasia during routine office visits.
    • Use evidence-based recommendations to evaluate women who have abnormal Pap test results to determine appropriate treatment or referral
  12. Contraception: Beyond Condoms, Pills, and Sterilization
    • Describe principles of patient selection regarding contraceptives
    • Discuss the indications/contraindications for various contraceptive methods
    • Appraise recommendations for use of long-acting reversible contraceptives
    • State the options and indications regarding methods of emergency contraception
  13. Menopause - The Heat Goes On!
    • Develop an approach to evaluate the patient experiencing vasomotor instability.
    • Identify the options for treatment of the patient with vasomotor instability.
    • Provide patient education on the potential risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
  14. Breast Cancer: Prevention and Screening
    • Discuss the epidemiology of breast cancer.
    • Review factors in breast cancer prevention.
    • Use an evidence-based approach to recommendations on screening for breast cancer.
    • State the USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada
Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Weismiller is an active clinician providing full scope primary care including inpatient medical care and maternity care. He is a teacher with more than 20 years of experience in medical education.

A proponent of reflection in practice and learner-centered instruction, Dr. Weismiller is recognized nationally for his work in continuing medical education and faculty development. He serves as Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board Review Express® Course and the Annual Family Medicine Update Course.

Dr. Weismiller is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park holding a BS in Microbiology. He holds a master's degree in epidemiology from Brown University, Providence, RI and an MD from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He completed his residency training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville and a fellowship in Maternal-Child Health at Brown University.

He lives with his partner Brian in Las Vegas. He is the proud father of three amazing daughters‐ Hillary, Meredith, and Bronwyn.

Allison Batchelor, MD
Former Associate Professor of Geriatrics
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
Clinical Geriatrics Practice
Muntean Healthcare
Athens, OH

Allison J. Batchelor is a fellowship-trained geriatrician with more than 30 years of clinical experience in the primary care of older people. Presently, she serves an attending physician at Muntean Health Care in Athens, Ohio providing geriatric primary care. She has served as an Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Ohio University for 15 years teaching medical students and residents in addition to prior academic appointments.

She is trained as a Certified Medical Directorthrough the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Medical Women's Association.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.


MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Dec 16 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 17 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Dec 18 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Dec 19 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30 am 7:00 pm
Thu Dec 20 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am-12Noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Fri Dec 21 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Dec 22 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sun Dec 23 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold in the new world. Today, visitors to the island find out gold and silver jewelry in the dockside (and other) shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Families, too, can easily find fun in Cozumel: there are a couple of water themed "parks" with lovely beaches stocked with many water sports options including a kid-friendly obstacle courses. Pleasant Horseback riding is also available with professional staff to ensure safety. Underwater adventure is here, as well; the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, in an area reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean and Celberity Cruises guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all readily available. Families can enjoy waterslides and an ocean floating "water park" (a kid-friendly "obstacle course" that's a lot of fun). Oh, and there's a great over-the-water zip-line and a gravity "coaster," too. You can also find Hatiain arts and craftwork for sale by the artists.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Harmony of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON

AquaTheater Suite (A2) - Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. One bathroom with tub, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.
Stateroom: 604 sq. ft., Balcony: 631 sq. ft.

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Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs.< br> Stateroom: 556 sq. ft. Balcony 243 sq. ft.
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Crown Loft Suite - This category is inclusive of our Royal Suite Class program:
  • Exclusive Experiences: Your Royal Genie and Concierge craft moments just for you.
  • Inclusive Amenities: Complimentary services and amenities make every last detail unforgettable.
  • Unparalled Accommodations: Retreat to the most spacious luxury suites at sea.
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone. Crown Loft Suite w/Balcony Two deck high stateroom with panoramic views. Two Bathrooms with shower on main and second level. Master bedroom with Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, size bed on second level. Private balcony with chairs, dining area with dry bar, table/desk. Living room sofa converts to double bed
Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony: 114 sq. ft.
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Grand Balcony Suite - Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub and two sinks. Living room with sofa that converts to double bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.
Sleeps up to 4.
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. , Balcony: 105 sq. ft.
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Junior Balcony Suite (J4) - SBedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub. Sitting area with sofa. Private balcony.
Sleeps up to 4.
287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq. ft.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (7D) Quad - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 80 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (8D) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 80 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Boardwalk view.

Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft..
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Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony (1J) Quad -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony (2J) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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Ocean View Stateroom (2N) - Mid-DoubleTwo twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
179 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom (3V) Quad- Upper-: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.
149 sq. ft.
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Prices are per person, Double Occupancy, and Subject to change.
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $334.35 per person
Deposit $250 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
Course cancellation fees apply.
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

before you cruise

Cambria Suites



141 SW 19th Court
Dania Beach, FL 33004

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, come in a day early and stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruiseport .
A 4-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, this relaxed hotel is also 9 miles from the Port Everglades cruise terminal, and 7 miles from Gulfstream Park's casino and sports venues.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ® :

Date Week-Days Price
*January 1 - April 30, 2019 Midweek/Weekend *$179.00
May 1 - September 30, 2019 Midweek
Weekend
$95.00
$105.00
October 1 - December 31, 2019 Midweek
Weekend
$119.00
$139.00
*Black Out Dates: Feb 14 - 18, 2019 and Oct 31- Nov 4, 2019
The above rates are based upon availability. All rates are subject to applicable sales and occupancy tax, currently 1 2%. Rates are based on availability.

INCLUDED IN THE RATE:
  • WIFI in sleeping rooms and public spaces included
  • Complimentary A irport Transportation from 5:00am lo 12 Midnight.
  • Self-Parking at no charge, extended stay parking is $8.00 per day per vehicle
INCLUDED CAMBRIA:
  • King or Queen Bed
  • In Room Coffee Maker
  • USB Port
  • In room safe Flat Screen TV Coffee Maker
**Available at Cambria,Gourmet Bistro serving a hot breakfast buffet with made to order items available at $9.95 per person plus tax.
Full service Bar & Restaurant also opens for Cocktails and Dinner at 5pm.